Elene Ghelaghutashvili ‘07: World Traveler with a Big Vision

Tbilisi, Georgia / Calico Rock, Arkanza Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the Caucasus University (Georgia); member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants...

Conflict Transformation Activist Klaudija Abat ’16: Re-discovering the Balkans in the U.S.

‘My father is a Catholic from Albania and my mother is an Orthodox Christian from Montenegro. Growing up in Montenegro I never knew where...

From Almaty to Silicon Valley Through the Push of a Button: The Story of...

Aruzhan Koshkarova ‘16 Almaty, Kazakhstan / Rogersville, MO Education: Student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA A few months ago, in Kazakhstan, a teenage girl was kidnapped on...

Munisa’s Dreams Come True

Dedicated to FLEX alumna’s Mom, Zarina Ahmedova Munisa Ahmedova ‘15 Cocoa Beach, Florida/ Dushanbe, Tajikistan Education: currently studying for her BA at Eastern Florida State College After this...

Alexandr Hriptun ‘08: “Football is family”

Alexandr Hriptun '08 Tiraspol, Moldova / Burleson, Texas Education: BA in English and German Philology from Moldova State University; MA in European Studies from Aarhus University...

Follow Your Heart: From Qarshi to Harvard Medical School

Jamshid Jambulov’s journey from growing up in southern Uzbekistan to being accepted into a paid Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School began with applying...

Vardan Partamyan ‘99: ‘Every life is full of adventures’

Bath, Maine / Yerevan, Armenia Education: BA in International Relations and MA in English and Political Science from Yerevan State University ‘When I look back...

Mikheil Benidze ’06: ‘I want to see real democracy in Georgia’

Mikheil Benidze '06 Tbilisi, Georgia / Adrian, MI Education: BA in Business Administration from the Tbilisi State University, MBA in Business Administration from Porto Business School,...

Ayaulym Tursynkhnova ’17: Change Starts Locally

Ayaulym Tursynkhanova’17 (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan /Beresford, SD) is both a FLEX and ACCESS Program alumna. She is a former City Representative (CR) of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and,...

Big Business Executive Zarina Chekirbaeva ’98

Zarina Chekirbaeva ’98 (Naryn, Kyrgyzstan / Glen Ellyn, IL) Education: BA in Business Administration from the American University of Central Asia, MA in Public Administration...